Disabling data compression on a volume

You can disable data compression on a FlexVol volume or an Infinite Volume by using the volume efficiency modify command.

About this task

If you want to disable postprocess compression, you must first disable inline compression on the volume.


  1. Stop any volume efficiency operation that is currently active on the volume: volume efficiency stop
  2. Disable data compression: volume efficiency modify Existing compressed data will remain compressed on the volume. Only new writes coming into the volume are not compressed.


The following command disables inline compression on volume VolA: volume efficiency modify -vserver vs1 -volume VolA -inline-compression false

The following command disables both postprocess compression and inline compression on volume VolA:volume efficiency modify -vserver vs1 -volume VolA -compression false -inline-compression false